Skip to comments.Stossel Interviews FNC Primetime Hosts About First Jobs To Show Young People They Should Aim Lower
Posted on 07/12/2012 11:58:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Fox Business Network host John Stossel appeared on Fox News Channels Fox & Friends on Thursday to dispel the myth that there are almost no low or no experience jobs available. He also interviewed Fox News Channels primetime hosts about their first jobs to show young people that they might have expectations that are preventing them from taking these kinds of jobs.
Fill-in host Peter Johnson asked Stossel if young Americans were aiming too high. Stossel agreed and said that older people were also thinking that way too.
Right outside the welfare office where people told us there were no jobs we found, within a couple hours, 40 jobs, said Stossel.
Everybody had a first job, said Johnson. I was a messenger. What did you do?
I worked on an assembly line, said Stossel. I hated it. It was hot and boring. It taught me that I better get good grades in school so I might have some other alternatives.
Stossel interviewed the Fox prime time lineup about their first jobs to illustrate the point.
I had the job of getting all the coins from the cash register and putting all the pennies in those paper rolls, said Greta Van Susteren. It was dreadfully dull and I decided I had to have a job that was fascinating.
Sean Hannity said that the first job he had as a kid was washing dishes Friday, Saturday and Sunday. He said that experience taught me what hard work is. Hannity said he worked many jobs in the restaurant and construction industries before moving on to radio and television.
My first job at 16 was working a Carvel ice cream stand out on Old Country Road in Westbury, Long Island, said Bill OReilly. It taught me to show up on time. He said he got minimum wage but all the hot fudge sundaes he wanted.
Stossel returned to say that a mistake he thinks young people make is not being persistent. Martha MacCallum talks about how she had to apply, apply, apply pester them until she got the first job.
Companies are disorganized, said Stossel. They dont need anybody until they do.
Johnson asked Stossel about his opinion on minimum wage, which he opposes. Stossel said if the market set the wage, minimum wage earners would probably make more.
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After people at that welfare office told me, Theres nothing out there, nothing! no jobs available, my team of four researchers (two of them interns) walked the area within a few blocks of the jobs center. In a few hours, they found 40 job openings! 24 of the employers said they had entry-level positionsno experience necessary.
As you may have seen in the Out of Work special tonight, that repeats on Fox Business on Wednesday at 9pm, a manager of a frozen-yogurt store told us, We need two or three people all the time basically. At a new restaurant, the manager said, Were hiring for cashiers. Also chefs and prep guys.
Less than one block away, the owner of a restaurant called the Pink Tea Cup told me he would hire 12 to 14 people immediately, if workers would just apply.
I would hire more than that but you know the hardest thing is to get good help, he said.
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She wouldn't have to ask me twice.
IMO, this election will be about the givers vs the takers.
Heres our list of the employers that had entry-level jobs:
Jack Rabbit Sports
Pret A Manager
The Soft Serve Fruit Co.
Hale and Hearty
White House Black Market
Bourbon Coffee Shop
Pink Tea Cup
New Valentino Market
Flavaboom Frozen Yogurt
Why, at a time of high unemployment, dont more people apply for these jobs? The owner of the Pink Tea Cup, one block away from the welfare office, said, They dont want to get off the welfare system because theyre happy its taking care of them.
I have a nephew who lost a job as a waiter due to not showing up. My wife helped him get a job as a painter, 12.00/hr., and a week into the job he took two days off to go to a concert.
I was going to say that the FNC Special “Out of Work” is a must-watch, but the McCallum thing got me all distracted...
They dont want to get off the welfare system because theyre happy its taking care of them.
This country is becoming morally bankrupt with a lack of personal pride.
They want to be CEO.
Look at their role model.
Third time elected he was CEO.
This election will be about the productive versus the parasites. Unfortunately, the parasites seem to win even when they lose.
“They want to be CEO.”
Exactly, they forget there is a training period. When I was an IT manager, I would interview programming applicants that wanted to know ‘How long do I have to stay in this trainee slot before I can move up?’ Some nerve huh?
As a recruiter, I was always amused and frustrated by recent grads thinking they’re going to be VPs or at minimum managers.
The following message was published many years ago, utilizing Williams' warning about the negative consequences of minimum wage laws on families and those who most need work experience and earnings. His words were true then, and he repeated them on Stossel just recently. Isn't it interesting that truth is the same decade after decade?
Dr. Williams understands and has been teaching, speaking, and writing about the tragic consequences of the so-called "progressive" policies which Democrats have inflicted upon Americans--all in the name of "helping" them.
Slavery to government is no better than slavery to individual masters. Yet, the "regressives" continue to buy power and influence by promoting policies that destroy opportunity, prosperity, and freedom for our own and future generations.
The best way to get a job is try and talk to the manager..or construction superintendent..bring a resume
Go back in a week and keep going back
They may even know someone who is hiring
Stossel does a service by highlighting the ridiculous expectations many people have when they look for work. I suspect that a majority of FReepers started out by taking whatever job they could find. Some used it as a stepping stone to a better position and/or to gain experience in a particular field. Some used it to make some spending money for the summer. Either way, no one expected to start at the top or be paid the same wage/salary as someone with experience and skills. Apparently, that has changed. The ‘work ethic’ has disappeared and the ‘entitlement’ ethic has replaced it. This will not end well for our nation.
I’ll do anything to avoid hiring in this regulatory climate.
Whether it is a service or a product, the process has to be designed to minimize and eliminate people.
The best way to avoid being buried by government regulation is having fewer employees.
My advice to people looking for work is to go to employment agencies and be as valuable as possible through hard work, knowledge and natural ability. And take what they give you! If you’re a good value, you’ll be valued.
Welfare recipients who vote, will vote for more welfare.
My first job was pumping gasoline(leaded). Nothing like spinning off the cap of an Impala in July and getting the rush of fumes in the face.
Given what I have seen with young people, THAT is typical.
They simply don’t comprehend what it is to show up everyday at the same place and at the same time.
Once I worked with a company who hired a young woman (single mom with an infant) who IMMEDIATELY asked for and GOT 3 days funeral leave on the death of her great aunt, who lived 400 miles away and who she hadn’t seen in 8 years. Duhhh!
When my daughter was 12 she wanted a Gucci leather belt. Told her she could buy one when she figured out how to pay for it. Two days later I heard her alarm going off at 4 a.m. She had gotten a job stuffing newspapers into plastic bags for $2.00 an hour and worked 2 hours every morning before school. That was her first job but she always had at least 2 or 3 part-time jobs after that. Having her own money was a big motivator. When she was 18 she came home with a used car which she bought all on her own with the money she had saved from her earnings.
I sold programs at the Ohio State Fair when I was 14 /15. They cost $2.00 and I got a dollar from each sale. I made $100 and bought all my own school clothes that year. I felt great about that!
I’ve always said to my wife that - if I had to - I would readily take a job at McDonalds flipping burgers. I’ve also told her that she could expect me to be managing that same McDonalds within six months.
If you are competent, all you need to do is get your foot in the door.
If you are on welfare, with kids, you need a job paying north of $40K to replace the benefits you receive. That is the real issue.
Somewhere between 3 and 4 percent of the population, just isn't employable. I'd imagine that percentage is quite a bit higher in a line for people to get government handouts.
30-ish years ago.....Dad got laid off and went back to school. Mom took a job at a gov't agency - one of her jobs was to pass out free cheese (GREAT cheese, BTW, but I digress).
She was making $3.80 an hour. Since she knew how to work the system, one day, she figured out what she'd make if she quit and gamed the system.
It was $6.30/hr....almost double. She kept working, pride is worth something. Also, she didn't stay at $3.80 forever.
However, there is a lesson there. Shorter-sighted people would say "Screw This" and go on the dole.
My first job, at age 17, was as a “Playground Monitor” for the local school district during summer vacation at a city playground. I worked M-F, 1 PM to 9PM from the end of the school year until the start of the next school year. For this I was paid $300 for the whole summer.
If as you said, your mom made $3.80/hour then ( 30 years ago ), that would be equivalent to $9.05/hr today. This is based on this website:
Now, if a welfare recipient was getting $6.30/hour then, that would be $15/hour in today. $15/hr. Is the average salary of a new college graduate starting out as an office worker. WHY WORK or go to college (and end up having tuition debt ) when you can be a welfare recipient and receive the same amount of money?
Young people, aim especially low if Obama forced you to go to college and get $100k in student loans for your degree in Chicano Studies.
I had the best first jobs. Worked at a clothing store in L.A. at 16, helped a lot of celebrities, made peanuts and spent it all on clothes, of course. Next I worked for the Casey Kasem (sp?) show transcribing 60 minute rock and pop star interviews, which was fun in itself but best was I was paid by the hour and I was a slow typist! :).
I nailed plywood on a roof all day on a rainy 40 degree day...and in the summer tore the guts out of a semi trailer when it must have been 110-120 degrees in there. All to work my way through school.
I didn’t like the job at the time, but I learned construction skills, how to deal with different people, the value of hard work and knowing that if I wanted to improve my life over nailing plywood on a roof, I had to get on with it.
Oh, and after working on the crew at Rome Builders I also knew that when Professor Hansen of my Comparative Political Systems seminar proposed turning over the “means of production” to the workers, he had canine excrement for brains.
Kids today believe they are entitled. To everything. Nobody wants to work their way up the ladder. They want instant gratification because that is what they see on TV. People are rich and famous simply because they are rich and famous. It’s a product of the instantaneous nature of news nowadays.
At 16, a gopher at a construction site. I got to cut re-bar to specified lengths...using a hack saw. The site super told me that if I broke the blade, the replacement would come out of my pay. I also got to mix a lot of concrete by shovel and take it to where it was needed by wheelbarrow.
My first job was assistant day manager at a drive-in theater. Think about that for a moment
My job would be illegal today. I dragged a mobile incinerator, on fire, up and down the rows of a drive in theater picking up the trash people threw out of their cars during the movie. Popcorn boxes, candy wrappers, cups and lots of other stuff. If the wind shifted, I got scorched
RE: At 16, a gopher at a construction site.
So, what are you doing today?
The GM at the pool even told me it was below minimum wage and said, “Do you know how I can pay you below minimum wage? Because we're the city.”
Heck, I didn't care. Lots of great looking chicks. I worked there for several years :) I also worked at a couple gas stations and as a masonry laborer for a summer.
Great job as a kid.... so, what are you doing nowadays?
“Unfortunately, the parasites seem to win even when they lose.”
Hopefully, they’ll be too lazy to vote.
I test software. Thinking about going to nursing school though, believe it or not.
My step daughter simply couldn’t understand why she couldn’t bring a concert schedule to a job interview just so as to “set expectations”. My wife, her mom, did her best to try to talk her out if it. I usually try to absent myself from such discussions but I butted in. I told her she didn’t need the schedule since the actual dates would be unimportant because no one would hire a kid with that sort of approach. She told me, an MBA with 35 years in the financial services industry, that I simply didn’t understand business. I butted out.
First job would be totally illegal today. Worked washing cream cans at a produce and feed store for .50c for a 4 hour day and when no cream cans to wash pumped up the Mobil Oil gasoline pump to the top of the glass container so I could measure the amount of gasoline used by the next customer. This was equiv to less than .13c per hour and I was only 7 years old. But at the end of the day I could buy 2 Mounds bars, my favorite candy, and a big chocolate ice cream soda at the local soda fountain. This was in 1946.
Was talking to a friend of mine today who does network security. He says that he could put 3 people to work this coming Monday, if he could find people with the experience he needs.
Jobs are out there, even high paying ones, as long as you have the right experience.
Irony of ironies, I now help the unemployed get jobs. I concentrate on vets, especially returning recently separated vets, and I help qualified candidates get training funds to update their skills or to change careers if need be.
The pay sucks, but it’s pretty cool when you get an excited call from a client telling you they just got hired.